Education News Roundup: May 18, 2017




The Trib and Channel 4 look at pay raises for Utah teachers. Educators and others are looking at some of the changes in Utah’s juvenile justice system. Students from several Utah schools will be speaking with astronauts aboard the International Space Station on Friday. Longtime Granite Board Member Sarah Meier is stepping down. The Trump administration is scheduled to release its proposed education budget on Monday. Early reports show an emphasis on school choice measures. Ed Week looks at how often restraint and seclusion are used in schools nationally. GAO releases its report on the Bureau of Indian Education. Some advice this graduation season? Don’t save seats. It can turn ugly really quick. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Feb. 16, 2017




The Clipper looks at the nonpartisan State Board of Education bill. Sen. Hillyard discusses the education budget and available resources for teachers. Gov. Herbert backs the proposal to eliminate the U.S. Department of Education. KUTV looks at the potential mine field of social media and student-teacher relationships. Ed Week reports fewer states are sticking with the testing consortia for Common Core tests. All that and more in today’s Education News Roundup. . . . → Read More

Public Hearing: Educator Licensing Fees




The Utah State Board of Education will hold a public hearing on a proposed increase in educator licensing fees on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Board Room at the offices of the Utah State Board of Education, 250 E 500 South, Salt Lake City. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: August 12 – 2016

Utah History Day national team members, Wendy Rex Atzet, program organizer and Board Member Laura Belnap (Brown shirt) pose for a picture at the Utah State Board of Education office.




In today’s Education News Roundup: Weber District discusses needs for its tax increase. The transgender bathroom guidance issue goes to court in Texas today. CDC reports on the levels of violence directed at gay high school students. Idaho delays submitting new science standards. Links to these story and many more are in the ENR. . . . → Read More

Openings on the UPPAC

"Megaphon" by Floeschie/CC/flickr




State Superintendent Brad Smith is soliciting nominations for positions on the Utah Professional Practices Advisory Commission. Four positions are open for three-year terms beginning on July 1, 2015. All positions may be filled by licensed educators. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup

Terryl Warner, State Board of Education member.




In today’s ENR: Congratulations to Salt Lake County/Granite School District’s Pay for Success voluntary preschool program for its recognition from Harvard. KSL looks for radon in Granite schools. Utah State Board of Education Member Terryl Warner discusses standardized testing. And don’t forget tonight’s meeting on proposed Science Standards. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 19. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: May 18, 2015

Students and Ralph Becker, Salt Lake City's mayor, pose at the 2015 Living Traditions Festival.




In today’s ENR: Gov. Herbert congratulates Hyrum’s Lincoln Elementary on its National Blue Ribbon School award. KSL looks at the turnaround at Wendover High. Board of Regents look at the coming college enrollment boom. D-News likes the direction Utah teacher evaluation is going. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for May 18. . . . → Read More

Science Opportunities for May 11-15




Here is some new (and continuing) Utah Science information and opportunities. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: April 30, 2015

"Macro Monday" by Joanne Johnson/CC/flickr




In today’s ENR: KUER takes a closer look at the property tax increase for public schools. Grand County looks at random drug testing students involved in extracurricular activities. Trib follows up on yesterday’s release of history, geography, and civics national test results. New study finds young teachers maybe aren’t leaving the profession in the high numbers previously assumed. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for April 30. . . . → Read More